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RAM upgrades? brand important?


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delawaredrew

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There is so much variation in prices for 512mb sodimm PC2100 266mgz ram for my Dell Inspiron 8500. Do you stay away from the lowest cost stuff, or is buying a big brandname not worth the extra money? Does a $65.00 viking unit really outperform a $45.00 generic?
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The guarantee is worth checking and also the vendor reputation, especially with regard to exchanging faulty products
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Brand is fairly important if you want the best performance and reliability, obviously for some people a no name from somwhere reliable is ok if its just a single big stick of ram for a general use system.

But if you want to have a good performance increase a good brand and quality help, either way i would go with corsair not only are they among the cheapest they are also the market leaders.
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Thats right corsair is the #1 leader in memory.

If you want memory that is guaranteed to work with your system or your money back then look at www.crucial.com You pick your pc's model and it shows compatable memory.


Corsair is great memory.
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Memory is one of those areas where you get what you pay for.

Cheap stuff will probably run but it'll also fall over a lot faster. Whereas if you buy a decent brand such as Kingston, Crucial or Corsair, okay you pay a bit more but you get stuff that'll often outlast the rest of the system's lifetime.
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I would really look at the warranty and also how the product performs. Maybe i would prefer a Kingston DDR it has lifetime warranty.
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OK, so the answer is that I should probably get the brand name memory for reliabilty. The price is not that important to me so if a few more dollars gets me the better stuff I will choose that route.
Thanks to all for the responses.
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Yeh, corsair has lifetime warranty and owns kingston.
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